07-27-2011 10:00 AM
07-29-2011 11:09 PM
07-30-2011 8:26 PM
That's a good idea that I would have never thought of. It looks like the only apps that have auto update enabled by default are Google published apps and features like voice search.
08-11-2011 5:59 AM
I have had my Atrix 4G since 6/27/11 and did not notice any exceptional battery drain. I plugged it in yesterday to charge and noticed that it didn't gain anything after 2 hours. I tried again a couple of hours later and left it from 11:30p-2:30a and it had decreased! Tried a different socket and the phone would only stay on if plugged in. Now it will turn on, but it won't stay on (even when it's plugged in).
I haven't contacted AT&T yet--I'm wondering if I can get a free replacement battery.
Good to read your post--I will turn off automatic updates.
08-13-2011 9:33 AM
Despite one repair or update to address battery problems, the atrix still suffers from a fault that often causes battery indication to be artificially and incorrectly low. A device reboot (power cycle the atrix fully off then on) will often lead to a huge jump in remaining battery level by percentage remaining. You can't find complaints on various forums while some users have also reported some success using battery calibration software but that often requires additional work that would void the warranty.
Specific example: I recently had what seemed to be a normal battery discharge rate but intentionally power cycled with the result that indicated charge remaining had increased by over 20% which then slowly went down at a normal usage rate. This is more frequently discussed and in greater detail in several other forums. This is not a case of a battery sometimes regenerating some of the charge while idle as the power cycling is so short which in my tests I turned the phone back on in a matter of seconds and occasionally minutes (<5).